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What’s More Costly: Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants?

What’s More Costly Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants

One of the most important factors that today’s real estate investors need to watch out for is choosing partners and professionals who have really mastered the dynamics of tenant screening and occupancy. Each investment opportunity is only as good as the execution. Without a great handle on tenant management, the results can be disastrous. Unfortunately, many […]

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Rental Listing Headlines that Fill Vacancies Fast

Rental Listing Headlines that Fill Vacancies Fast

A rental listing title — the ad headline — is critical when trying to find a new tenant. When you have a vacancy to promote, you want your ad to get attention. It used to be that landlords posted “For Rent” ads in the classified section of their local newspapers for a fee. Then Craigslist […]

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Top Ten Tax Deductions for Property Owners

Top Ten Tax Deductions for Property Owners

Every year, millions of landlords pay more taxes on their rental income than they have to, because they fail to take advantage of all the tax deductions available for owners of rental property. Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Often, these tax benefits make the difference between losing money […]

Should I Invest In Mobile Homes?

Should I Invest In Mobile Homes

According to John Fedro, an active mobile home investor, if you go this route you will be talking to motivated mobile home buyers and sellers who own all sizes of mobile homes and manufactured homes. Some of these mobile homes will be considered singlewides, and others will be considered doublewides. Whether singlewide or doublewide, both of […]

Should you ever relax your tenant screening criteria?

Should you ever relax your tenant screening criteria

Vacancy is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the biggest costs that a landlord may have. And it can sometimes cause landlords to get desperate. In such situations, it may be tempting to relax your screening criteria to get a unit filled. It’s understandable… You have an empty unit that is losing money every day, […]

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How much should I charge for an application fee?

How much should I charge for an application fee

One of the biggest responsibilities a landlord has is to gather applications and screen tenants. (And if you don’t require an application it’s time to start!) Landlords everywhere are constantly running applications every time there is a vacancy. And usually it takes multiple applications before a vacancy is filled. It doesn’t take very long before […]